Workshop: Planning Process Trials for Equity 

Sunday Jan 7th @ 1:30 PM EST at the TRB Annual Meeting

Have an idea for how to make the planning process result in better equity outcomes? 

Attendees of this workshop will take on the role of decision-maker, transportation planner, travel analyst, or community member and work with a team to design and simulate a long-range transportation plan and TIP process which would result in more equitable outcomes.  

The workshop will conclude with a roundtable of academics and policymakers providing their observations and relevant next steps.

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Sneak Peak!

Here's a sneak peak at some of the [fictional] towns and regions you'll be helping – straight from their chamber of commerce website.

And here's a peak at some of the materials that help guide your characters along the way.


Subject to change

1:25 – Get situated

🪧Pick out your role

🔍 find your team 

👋 introduce yourself

1:35 Overview

🗺️Workshop Overview (Moderator)

💡Panel Ideas to Consider (Panel)

📜 Team Instructions

2:00 Process Design

✍️Led by each DOT Commissioner, Teams design a planning and project prioritization process that they believe will better reflect equity considerations than the status quo and summarize their process on a single “slide” (flip chart page).

💬Teams have the opportunity to discuss their process with panel members for comments and refinement.

2:40Process Testing/Implementation

🎭Team members assume assigned roles and act them out as directed, documenting the outcomes.

3:30 Reflection

💭Teams internally reflect on their planning process and how it did/didn’t work as planned / what they would improve (pluses + deltas)

🤔Commissioners present their results to the Panel, which discusses feedback.

💬Group discussion about what we could bring to the real world

Who's Involved?

Aside from you, here's who is working on this Workshop.

General Organizers: Aditi Misra, UC-Denver; Elizabeth Sall, UrbanLabs LLC; Tierra Bills, UCLA

Scenario Development

Discussant Panel